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Encyclopedia > Radio On
Radio On
Directed by Christopher Petit
Starring David Beames
Release date(s) 1979
Running time 104 min.
Country U.K. / W. Germany
Language English
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Radio On is a film directed by Christopher Petit and released in 1979. It is a rare example of a British road movie, shot in black and white and featuring music from a number of New Wave bands from the time, as well as established artists such as Kraftwerk and David Bowie. It's a grim but fascinating journey through late seventies Britain by way of a road trip from London to Bristol, with the main protagonist, (a DJ played by David Beames) attempting to investigate the suicide of his brother. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and a member of the European Union. ... West Germany was the informal but almost universally used name for the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 until 1990, during which years the Federal Republic did not yet include East Germany. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... Road Movie is a 2002 South Korean film about a love triangle among a woman, a man who loves her, and a gay man who loves him. ... A black-and-white portrait. ... New Wave is a term that has been used to describe many developments in music, but is most commonly associated with a movement in Western popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s inspired by the punk rock movement. ... Kraftwerk (pronounced [], German for power station) are a German musical group who have made significant contributions to the development of experimental, electronic, New Wave, synthpop and techno music. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... View from Cumberland Basin of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge Bristol (IPA: ) is a city, unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, 115 miles (185 km) west of London. ... DJ or dj may stand for Disc jockey, dinner jacket The DeadJournal website, or Djibouti. ... Suicide (Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of intentionally taking ones own life. ...


  • David Beames as Robert
  • Andrew Byatt as Deserter
  • Paul Hollywood as Kid
  • Adrian Jones
  • Sue Jones-Davies as Girl
  • Cyril Kent
  • Katja Kersten
  • Lisa Kreuzer as Ingrid
  • Sabina Michael as Aunt
  • Bernard Mistovski
  • Nina Pace
  • Sandy Ratcliff as Kathy
  • Joseph Riordan
  • David Squire
  • Sting as Just Like Eddie
  • Kim Taylforth

Welsh actress and singer who appeared as Judith in the 1979 film Monty Pythons Life of Brian. ... Lisa Kreuzer (b. ... Sandy as Sue Osman in EastEnders Sandy Ratcliff (born Alexandria in London, 2 October 1950) is a British actress, probably most famous for her role as Sue Osman in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... For professional wrestler Steve Borden, see Sting (wrestler). ...

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